Blackjack and Roulette: Two Classics Under One Roof
Known as classics and casino royalty alike, both games have stood the test of time and grown with popularity from their initial creation.
13:23 16 April 2022
Whether you’re new to the casino scene, or a seasoned pro, you will be familiar with both Blackjack and Roulette. Known as classics and casino royalty alike, both games have stood the test of time and grown with popularity from their initial creation in the early 17th century. Players are able to play these classic casino games both inside a brick-and-mortar establishment and within an online casino in the UK.
Over the years there have been many variations of both games popping up, with their rules staying just as they are. With this in mind, we thought it would be a great idea to take a look at both sets of rules, to help give players new and existing a little refresher. Read on to refresh your basic rule knowledge.
Gameplay consists of a Roulette wheel, a corresponding betting table, a small white ball and a dealer.
A game of chance and prediction, the aim of the game is to place a bet on the table of where you think the ball will land. There are various bets you can place, in order to predict where the ball will stop, including: red, black, odd, even, a particular number and so many more.
To make the odds of predicting the winning stopping point, the numbered coloured pockets are alternating in a random pattern, rather than numeric. The number sequence is as follows:
0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26.
Players are able to place a bet when the dealer announces the betting allocation has opened, they will also announce when the window has closed and no more bets will be allowed to be placed. When the betting is closed, the dealer will spin the wheel and enter the white ball into play. After bouncing around the wheel, it will “choose” a numbered and coloured pocket of the wheel to nestle into. When the wheel comes to a halt, the dealer will announce the winning number and colour. They will collect all lost bets and award winnings to players who predicted correctly.
A card game like no other, Blackjack allows players to choose how many cards they are dealt, in order to beat the dealer.
The aim of the game is to beat the deal, by either being dealt cards that add up to 21,or as close to, without hitting 22 or more. Alternatively, if the dealer goes bust before you, with a hand valuing over 21, you will also end up as the winner. Numbered cards one through to 10 are their own face value. Whereas the Jack, Queen, King all represent the value of 10. Ace has two values, depending on what’s best for the player; one or 11.
To begin gameplay, the dealer will deal two cards per play as well as themselves. The dealer will reveal one of their cards, leaving the second unseen until the end.
Players are allowed to look at their own cards.
If you have been dealt 21, you’ve been dealt a Blackjack and you instantly win this round.
If your total is less than 21, you have two options;
- Hit – be dealt another card.
- Stand – if you’re happy with your total and want to stick with what you have.
If you ‘hit’ and your total goes over 21, you’re out.
When all players are happy with their hands, the dealer will only then reveal their second card. If your hand is 21 or lower, yet higher than the dealer’s hand, you win. If the dealer’s hand is higher than your hand, you lose.
With the basic rules fresh in your mind, which game are you going to revisit first?